Kansas State University researcher: Working overtime isn’t healthy

Wichita EagleAugust 22, 2013 

Working overtime may cost too much, a Kansas State University researcher says.

Sarah Asebedo, a doctoral student, has found a link between “workaholism” and reduced physical and mental health, the university said in a statement. “Workaholism and Well-Being,” the study done by her and other researchers, will appear in the Financial Services Review, the university said.

Asebedo said that the study found that the more some people work, the more likely it is that they might form unhealthy habits. Working more might look attractive because it might create more money, but the consequences might not be worth the cost, she said in the statement.

She advises workaholics to be aware of this, and find ways to minimize harm when they get busy.

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